MASTER NOTES: Surviving September

One of the biggest challenges in season-long fantasy leagues is keeping all owners engaged for six months.

By this point in the season, only about 20% of teams have a reasonable shot at a title. That means 8 out of every 10 teams is just playing out the string. In Major League Baseball, multi-millionaires are paid to play even if their team is 25 games out of first place. In fantasy, there is no such built-in incentive.

However, there are artificial incentives that can be employed. In Tout Wars, we use two incentives to make sure owners stay engaged all year.

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